No-one denies that the profusion of different materials we use on a daily basis has an impact on resource sustainability and the environment, but the size of that impact can vary. All of us in general, and especially consumers, want to minimize the environmental and social impact of gathering natural resources and the environmental and social impact of manufacturing, distribution and sales.
Every citizen and business uses different products daily, such as wood, cellulose, cork, cotton, linen, plastic and polystyrene foam. These products can impact the environment and CO2 emissions very differently, depending on where their raw materials come from, how they are made, how they are designed or how they are expected to be used.
Consumers, especially younger consumers, are increasingly aware. They accept the values of sustainable responsible consumption, and they are changing their shopping habits accordingly and reporting practices incompatible with the new model. In doing so, they are creating the need for rational, sustainable resource use and the manufacture and use of products based on renewable raw materials. So, it is essential to continue educating not just the younger generation, but everybody, about the importance of knowing how to choose sustainable products, packaging and packing.
Consumers are creating the need to achieve rational, sustainable resource use and to manufacture and use products based on renewable raw materials.